Steven Bolarinwa


Munich-born Steven has been musically active from the age of 5. Grown up in a musical family background, he was lovingly guided towards professional musicianship from the outset. At the age of six, he started, at his own request, to learn the classical violin, until he began, at the age of nineteen years,

to appreciate and study jazz. Soon after that, he studied jazz violin with Joerg Widmoser (Primarius of the Modern String Quartet) and at the University of music and dance in Cologne with Michael Gustorff and

Prof. Bill Dobbins. Along with a lively activity in bands and ensembles, for which he also composed/arranged, he undertook, as well, concert tours with classical orchestras in Germany and abroad and made appearances in various TV-broadcasts (RTL, Sat1, VIVA, ARD, MDR3). This study further unleashed already existing potential.


Steven's intensive preoccupation with improvisation led him directly to composition and as a second degree, he completed the course "composition for film and television" at the University of music and theatre in Munich under Prof. Dr. Enjott Schneider.


At the same time, Steven always held up his interest for popular music. He began, as a teenager,

to engage in songwriting and music production, and wrote songs for his own band. During his studies,

he brought in these experiences and wrote and produced several songs along with Zippy Davids in his Munich Studio. Amongst others various songs for "Lou Bega", a bonus track remix for the band "Münchener Freiheit" and the jingle for the "FIFA-NRWM-Festival" in the framework of FIFA World Cup 2006


Already during his studies, Steven engaged himself successfully as a lecturer in numerous workshops and courses. After his studies, he focused mainly on teaching and taught in numerous musical disciplines at different educational institutions in Germany and Switzerland. For the benefit of his current doctoral project, he reduced his teaching activities in 2011 and teaches today in the context of his job as a research assistant at University of applied sciences Düsseldorf, Department of social and cultural studies and occasionally accepts private students.


Now, after several years of intensive presence in conference seminars - hence slightly reducing stage activities - Steven Bolarinwa's genuine musicianship, his skill and artistry in performing music, draws him back into the concert hall. For this purpose projects as jazz violinist and composer are currently being planned...


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